2 EPISODES No longer jetting about the world chasing a new version of myself, I'm commuting to work in the name of adventure.
A Mile with May
10 MINUTES May and I head off on a slow, tooled-up, distracted lap of the block- which happens to be a perfect mile. Seated within the wide, book and plum filled bucket of a wheelbarrow.
4 EPISODES This series is about making something out of nothing, or animating big things out of small things, turning someone else’s junk into resplendent, beautiful, practical things.
15 MINUTES This is the story of spending a night in a big old gumtree. Strapped to three builders planks- one of which had a large crack that I thought was spilled paint, I slept with one eye open, which was pleasant because I could see the view.
The Human Bean
26 MINUTES Inspired by a half-page scene in John Steinbeck's Tortilla Flat, where a family of poor, super healthy kids eat an almost exclusive bean diet, Beau decides to do much the same thing.
Run the Line
24 MINUTES Overgrown, farmed, pushed out, sold off and only half there, Beau Miles aims to re-run the old Warragul-Noojee Railway line, which snaked for 42km through the foothills of Mt.Baw Baw, and ran from 1892-1954.
A Mile an Hour
17 MINUTES A different kind of marathon; running one lap an hour for 24hrs around my perfectly mile long block. The rest of the time I do as much as possible; making things, odd jobs, fixing stuff. It's about running, doing, and thinking- the potentials of single day.
Bass by Kayak
6 EPISODES A small expedition party crossing from the Australian mainland to Tasmania in sea kayaks. There is chafe, a storm, bad cooking and an emerging mate-ship between men that barely know each other.
Trials of Miles
52 MINUTES Beau laces up for a different kind of world first, running 650+km of the Australian Alpine Walking Track. Traversing through some of the highest peaks in Australia, Beau battles injury, fatigue and ultimately himself in his personal Trial of Miles.
Africa by Kayak
48 MINUTES In 2007, Beau attempted to paddle 4000kms from one side of Africa to the other. Starting in Mozambique, he continued along the Southern African coast, allowing five months to complete the voyage. Battling surf, deep sea swell, and too many days waiting for the wind, Beau only completed 2000kms of the original plan.
The Green Paddle
34 MINUTES The film alludes to my underdone sea kayaking skills as I leave mainland Australia to explore three island archipelagos off Australia's southern coast. Tongue burnt, paddling scared, doing exactly what I set out to do, I learned a thing or two about myself and sea kayaking.